The Breakaways

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Breakaways

About 30kms north of Coober Pedy in South Australia is the Breakaways Conservation Reserve, consisting of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range and the stony gibber desert.

As you pass through the Mesas you can go along the dog fence track and return to Coober Pedy by the Oodnadatta Track.

The site is significant for the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara People, whose name for the area is Umoona, meaning “long life”, referring to a particular species of tree found in the area.

 

Saving Souls

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skies are blue

 

A little late night/early morning experimentation at Sculptures by the Sea in Bondi.

Taking advantage of Cave Urban’s “save our souls” sculpture on the headland at Bondi and the lack of any cloud cover, off we (thanks for the invite Rodney Campbell) headed to attempt some star trails – even with the light pollution from the city we were sure to get something, particularly when the moon dipped below the horizon at 1am – through in some light painting for good measure and this is a rough edit of what you end up with . Just watch out for those security guards and people checking out sculptures in the dark – they like to shine their torches where you don’t want them.